Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Sep 2006 16:00 UTC, submitted by Sonia Mehta
Apple "I want Vista to be a better OS than it's been promoted to be, but at the same time, I also want OS X to finally receive the public adoption that it deserves. Now is the time for Apple to creatively promote its Macintosh platform with OS X. This is the critical hour, and if Apple is able to take advantage of the uneasy feeling that many have towards Vista, then they could attract an untold amount of new users."
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by ma_d on Thu 14th Sep 2006 18:30 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
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You could simply offer Linspire and instructions on how to get the hardware working in general. The "zealouts" know how to do an install, they just want to know their hardware is really, truly, supported before they invest $2,000.

The point about 3rd party software is unfortunate, but you could use it as a mode of advertisement if you were the first to do it: Sell Linux PC's for the same price without any extra software or ads installed. I know there are non-technical people out there who actively dislike all the crap their PC gets shipped to them with.

Us techies just wipe it and get an OEM disk out.

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